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Bridging Borders: Navigating the Path of Trade Opportunities at Sost Dry Port
Bridging Borders: Navigating the Path of Trade Opportunities at Sost Dry Port
5 February 2024

Mawlana Hazar Imam has envisioned a commitment to community growth and knowledge sharing. In accordance, an event was organized as the Aga Khan Economic Planning Board, Ismaili Council for Hunza and Gilgit collaborated to host entrepreneurs from the Ismaili Council for Ishkoman Puniyal. This unique initiative, designed to foster a deeper understanding of border trade opportunities, came to life against the picturesque backdrop of the Sost Dry Port.

Meet Afsheen Jiwani, Recipient of Canada's Most Powerful Women
Meet Afsheen Jiwani, Recipient of Canada's Most Powerful Women
25 January 2024

“I am determined and want to come back to my homeland and aspire to serve in the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN),” quoted Afsheen Jiwani, Campaign Director at the University Health Network in Toronto, Canada and winner of the Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner in the Community Impact category. This award is presented to her by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN). (WXN) a member-based organization, is North America's #1 and only organization that meaningfully propels and celebrates the advancement of professional women at all levels, in all sectors, and of all ages.

Empowering Futures through Education
Empowering Futures through Education
23 January 2024

In a rapidly evolving world, where technology, innovation and global interconnectedness play pivotal roles, the Aga Khan Education Board’s (AKEB) forward-thinking approach to community development and improving quality of life serves as an exemplary model in the journey towards a more enlightened, pluralistic and harmonious world. Each of AKEB’s programmes is committed to fostering a holistic approach to education.

Akhbaar Volume 23 (Dec 2023)
Akhbaar Volume 23 (Dec 2023)
12 December 2023

A quarterly newsletter of Imamat Institutions in Pakistan.

Imam Sultan Mahomed Shah, Aga Khan III: The Visionary Leader Who Championed Peace and Humanity
Imam Sultan Mahomed Shah, Aga Khan III: The Visionary Leader Who Championed Peace and Humanity
1 November 2023

In history, few are born who transcend the boundaries of time and place, leaving their imprints on the world stage. Imam Sultan Mahomed Shah, Aga Khan III was undeniably one such trailblazer whose legacy extends far beyond his role as the leader of the Ismaili Muslim community. Born in Karachi, Pakistan on 2 November 1877, Imam Sultan Mahomed Shah inherited a rich legacy of leadership and community advancement.

Jubilee Games – Golf Qualifiers 2023
Jubilee Games – Golf Qualifiers 2023
31 October 2023

The Global Encounters Festival 2024 (GE Festival) is a high calibre global sports tournament advocating excellence, healthy competition and sportsmanship by complying with international standards established by the various international sports federations.

AKS 2023 | Arts Competition
AKS 2023 | Arts Competition
11 October 2023

AKS is one of the many initiatives launched as a part of Ismaili CIVIC Pakistan in the year 2021. It encourages youth around Pakistan to articulate their relationship with Nature and their ideas for making a sustainable environment through their diverse artistic expressions. Ismaili CIVIC centralizes “Environment” as its core theme; however, with each passing year it is focusing on other sub-characteristics of environments. In 2023-2024, Ismaili CIVIC is concentrating on “Water and Energy Conservation” as its theme for upcoming programs and activities. Therefore, AKS 2.0 – An Art Competition Theme is: “Biodiversity".

A Beacon of Service: The Inspirational Journey of Chief Justice Ali Baig
A Beacon of Service: The Inspirational Journey of Chief Justice Ali Baig
10 October 2023

Striking a harmonious balance between one’s spiritual and worldly pursuits has always been an aspiration for Ismailis worldwide. Mawlana Hazar Imam has consistently emphasised the importance of maintaining this equilibrium. Meet Ali Baig, hailing from Yasin Tehsil Ghizer District, who is the Honourable Chief Justice of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB). Chief Justice Baig serves as a shining example of this fundamental principle. Throughout his illustrious professional journey, he has actively contributed to various Jamati institutions in diverse roles, embodying the essence of this balance.

Empowering Youth Through the Young Ambassadors Programme 2023
Empowering Youth Through the Young Ambassadors Programme 2023
3 October 2023

In a world characterized by rapid change and global interconnectedness, the role of young leaders in shaping the future cannot be overstated. The Young Ambassadors Programme (YAP), a collaborative effort between the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and the Ismaili Council for Pakistan, stands as a testament to the power of youth engagement and empowerment. With its mission to foster empathy, develop professional skills and promote community service, YAP is preparing a new generation of leaders poised to make a meaningful impact on society.

The timeless relevance of a liberal arts education
The timeless relevance of a liberal arts education
28 September 2023

In ancient Athens and in Fatimid Cairo, a liberal arts education was considered the hallmark of a well-rounded citizen. This approach is vital today for its ability to foster critical thinking, creativity, and adaptability. That’s why the Aga Khan University’s newest faculty has built its undergraduate curriculum around it.

Jubilee Games eSports National Qualifiers 2023
Jubilee Games eSports National Qualifiers 2023
22 September 2023

The Global Encounters Festival 2024 (GE Festival) is a high-caliber global sports tournament advocating excellence, healthy competition and sportsmanship by complying with international standards established by the various international sports federations.

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Transforming Lives - A Tale of Sweet Success
Transforming Lives - A Tale of Sweet Success
17 September 2023

“Last year, I received only four boxes of honey bees, which allowed me to produce and sell honey worth Rs. 40,000. This income helped me clear my debts and manage daily expenses,” shared Shabi Noor Khan, a resident of Gulaghmuli Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan's Ghizer District and a beneficiary of Socio-Economic Development Programme (SEDP).

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